6 Reasons to  Become a Member of NAEYC

1. Get great content!
Receive the latest research-based ideas to inspire and inform your work with young children. Choose a journal or magazine full of developmentally appropriate content you can use in your work. Comprehensive members receive six books a year as part of their membership. Read your digital version of Young Children, exclusive articles, and previews of new books in the Members Only area.

2. Save 20% off NAEYC books and resources!
NAEYC is the premier publisher of research-based   books and multimedia for early childhood educators who work with children of different ages and in a variety of settings.  All members save 20% on all products in the NAEYC catalog and online store.

3. Receive discounts at conferences!
Get reduced rates for conferences and other professional development opportunities. NAEYC’s Annual Conference is the world’s largest early childhood education conference and an opportunity to network with early childhood educators from around the world.

4. Build your network!
When you join NAEYC you will automatically receive all local, state, and regional member benefits (where available). Attend local and state Affiliate conferences, professional development events, and networking opportunities, or join an NAEYC Interest Forum. Affiliates are leading voices for early childhood education in their communities or state legislatures.

5. Change the world!
Partner with NAEYC in education, advocacy, and public awareness activities that help to increase understanding and support for high-quality early childhood education among policy makers and the public. NAEYC is a leading voice for early childhood education to Congress and other federal entities.

6. Become a leader!
Take advantage of the many opportunities NAEYC offers for members to get involved. Consider working as a consulting editor or serving on the Governing Board. NAEYC’s network of Affiliates also offers many leadership opportunities—whether you are an occasional volunteer or board officer and committee chair.

It’s easy to join AEYC!

Access NAEYC online; OR
Download and print a membership form and mail it in to NAEYC; OR
Call NAEYC at 1-800-424-2460, extension 2002
Join NAEYC to help build better futures for all young children-and all of us. Since 1926, NAEYC has led the way toward a vision of excellence in early childhood education. Our 100,000-plus members are teachers, administrators, parents, policymakers, and others committed to bringing high-quality early education and care to all young children.

See also: Frequently Asked Questions About Membership

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